10 on 10 | August

 

 

The 10 on 10 is a blog circle project. The goal is to write a blog post to be published on the tenth day of the month and for the post to feature ten photographs taken on the same day or ten favourites from the previous month.  The circle part comes in to it because each photographer links to another at the end of their post and you click through to the next photographer in the circle all the way around until you come back to where you started 🙂  You will see amazing talent so make sure you keep moving around the circle – the link is at the end of this post.

Ah, Day in the Life sessions are amazing but SO HARD when you are both Mum and the photographer.

I used to have limited success with my attempts anyway but after having a photographer shoot a for a whole day with us, my attempts at a DIY Day in the Life are even less successful.  That saying. “If you want a job done well you should do i yourself” does not ring true for a full day of documentary photography!  I always love looking back on the pictures I do get so keep attempting them in the hope I can make it through to bedtime without stopping around lunch haha

It was the school holidays for two weeks and I have noticed I have so many more pictures of Olive as she is with me so much ore than Evie is.  So I decided I would spend a day making images with a bit of a focus on Evie but also capturing the day in general.  It was really hard to narrow it down but here is my contribution to 10 on 10 for August.

The girls get to choose a special cereal in the school holidays so this break it was Coco Pops which I have not offered for breakfast before and they gobbled it up.
We recently went to the local library and Olive is adamant she can read novels despite only being able to recognise her own name.  I think listening to her ‘read’ is my new favourite thing.
We signed Evie up to swimming lessons at East Lakes Swim Centre and if you have a look on the clock, it is not yet 8am – I struggled.  Olive wanted to be swimming as well but passed time catching fairies.

Olive loves getting the coffee requirements ready for her Papa after we wake him up when his alarm goes off.  Due to the nature of shift work, this means his morning coffee can fall on any time of the day or night but unless she is asleep, her enthusiasm doesn’t waver.

A few images of the girls playing outside after lunch and then I didn’t pick the camera back up to finish the Day in the Life.  See, I am terrible at lasting the day but I always love the bits I do get.

Up next is Courtney. Click through to her gorgeous 10 on 10 for August.

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10 Comments:

  1. Courtney Hupp
    August 11, 2018
    Reply

    I need to me mindful in focusing the camera on my oldest more. He’s not in as many images as the other two!

    • Penelope Hale
      September 12, 2018
      Reply

      Perhaps it is the universe balancing out, the eldest has the most when they are newborn and the youngest have more when they are a little older and the oldest steers clear (or just isn’t around as much).

  2. Anna
    August 11, 2018
    Reply

    These are great. I have yet to attempt a day in the life, I should get on it lol.

    • Penelope Hale
      September 12, 2018
      Reply

      I find it pretty tricky but I think I need to kind of plan it a little better. When I am shooting another family I don’t have to also be a parent so I can just observe and shoot. When I try to do it for my own family I think I need to remind myself to just get a few shots in key moments that I want to preserve rather than trying to get EVERYTHING because that is when I kind of burn out!

  3. Erika Kao
    August 12, 2018
    Reply

    What beautiful captures, especially the routine of getting Papa his coffee…

    • Penelope Hale
      September 12, 2018
      Reply

      The coffee routine is something she takes quite seriously. She can’t make mine though as I grind up beans and she isn’t strong enough.

  4. Nikki Gould
    August 12, 2018
    Reply

    I love that you keep trying and don’t give up. The images you do get make it all worth while, and I know your family will love looking back on them! Such lovely photos!

    • Penelope Hale
      September 12, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks, Nikki. Yeah I figure that while I don’t last the whole day, I have still been able to get some really nice shots that just having the camera on the table to grab easily wouldn’t have resulted in. Do you do a whole day in the life for your own family?

  5. Jenn Blake
    August 14, 2018
    Reply

    These are all such great moments! Lovely work!

    • Penelope Hale
      September 12, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks, Jenn 🙂 I am loving your name change by the way!


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